Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Up-cycled kitchen basket- organiser

I know, it has been like forever. I really didn't mean to stay away from my blog for so long, it just kind of happened. Are you surviving the holiday season?? I hope so! I know that I am going to miss my boys when Kindy and School starts; this is a given. I already have butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it... but truthfully speaking, I am still working at enjoying the "school mum" thing. I have just never felt a natural at it, if that makes any sense. I am very thankful that I have a business to distract me from it when I need to. Anyhoo I am doing my best to stay in the moment and enjoy this holiday time! I have found five minutes here and there to be a little busy and creative. I've mostly been in the painting zone but here is a quick kitchen project that I thought I would share with you.
I stencilled two green lines and number 4 on this tin basket, I wanted it to have a slight "vintage look". It is no major work of art however from a styling and organisational perspective it looks quite effective. I bought it from overflow for a wee bargain of $8 and it really is a helpful storage solution. There were just a few items on my bench-tops that I use often like salt, oil, cooking salt that didn't necessarily look messy but they didn't look particularly organised either. What are on your kitchen benches? Are they spotless? Or like me, do you just have a few things you need lying around??
I have a few new ideas of where I would like to direct my business this coming year which I am really excited about. Is there anything important that you too would you like to achieve this year? Oh and a half marathon, how on earth could I forget that??. Strangely I haven't any official new years resolution to speak of, I guess I work best when I am not under any sort pressure. Denial works best, every single time!!! xx

Popping over to Saturdays Style at Scandi Coast Home... c'mon you coming with??


Elements said...

Looks like I popped in at the right time. Just as you have returned. I am having the same thoughts. Kindy is now pre primary this year for me. That means every day. It's going to be strange for both of us. I am hoping my blog takes a turn this year and business is just starting to pick up for my little etsy store. I am hoping to help other etsy store owners highlight their wares this year. Hopefully you won't mind if I ask you if I can highlight your lovely items sometime soon.

Hip Brown said...

Hi Kristie, Still a year of the five day week but 2 1/5 days + weekends for my greatest passion is much better than nothing at all. How lovely you will now have a full week ;-0. Thanks for popping by... can highlight my wares anytime. Loved your etsy store xx

vintagemovement said...

Hi Rach,
Glad you've had a nice break... I love the diy kitchen carry all and I'm now feeling the need for some good numerical stencils... I am totally a keep things out on the bench kind of gal so this project would be ideal for me!.
Here's to a great year ahead, hope you don't miss your boys too much :).
xx Tina

Hip Brown said...

Hi Tina, glad you popped by hon. Here is to a great year ahead!! So excited to be back seeing what everyone is up to again. Happy Australia Day!!! Rachx